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Author Archives: Loni Townsend

A Bit of Me #IWSG

It’s the first Wednesday of the month, meaning it’s time for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group! What has me insecure this month? Honestly, not that much. My rewrite of my prologue passed critique group approval, and I’m halfway through rewriting my big battle scene. One of my fellow critiquers commented that my story is like…

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13 Years #Life

A long, long time ago, I got a job in a call center. They held a multi-week training class, and we had to pass the final test before moving out to the floor. Someone got a perfect score on the test, and that was the first time I ever noticed the quiet young man sitting…

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One Million Words #IWSG

Though I didn’t intend to take a hiatus from online life during the month of May, it happened regardless. Now you might be thinking the post title implies how many words I wrote during my time offline. Sadly, that’s not the case. But it is how many words I consumed. When it comes to “reading”,…

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Stop Distracting Me, Companion Novel!

Last week, I faced the realization I’m going to have to rewrite a lot of things to improve book 2 of my series. I’m pretty amped up about it, because I’ve figured out a way to change things to make the hero’s chapters actually tie in to the main plot and the final battle. The…

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A Daunting Task Ahead #IWSG

It’s the first Wednesday of April, and as with every first Wednesday, it’s Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. I got feedback on Isto last week. On Tuesday, I had a sit-down with a beta reader who’s been with me since the first terrible draft of Thanmir War. She went over her notes for Isto, including…

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Sneaking Online

It’s amazing how unproductive I am when staying home with children. These past couple of weeks, I ignored my writing, fell behind on my critiquing, and accomplished nothing of what I actually planned to do. My daughter got her tonsils and adenoids out, so I’ve been hanging out with her, keeping her pain level under…

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Getting Creative #IWSG

Every month on the first Wednesday, the Insecure Writer’s Support Group gathers across the bloggosphere to express our insecurities and encourage others. Today is that day! When it comes to writing this year, I’m not bounding through the progress. But that’s because my primary personal push has been exercise and fitness. That’s led to using…

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